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Posted on October 10, 2019

5 Things to Know About Adding Aluminum Repair to Your Body Shop Process

Compared to repairs on conventional steel-bodied vehicles, aluminum repair work requires specialized equipment and additional training for technicians. This presents the possibility of new challenges for the collision repair industry, with more aluminum-bodied vehicles expected to enter the market as automakers try to meet the government’s fuel economy targets.


Posted on September 26, 2019

Custom Paint Booths: What to Look for Beyond the Equipment Specs & Price

With a multitude of spray booth manufacturers around the globe, it can be easy to compare paint booth specifications and only look at the price of each paint booth. However, recognizing the full value of a custom paint booth means looking beyond the purchase price. 


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Posted on September 20, 2019

How to Save Energy in Your Paint Booth with a VFD

As the need to operate as efficiently as possible becomes heightened due to the continual rise in energy costs, the payback period on a VFD can be as little as 12 months, depending on the size of the system. Whether purchasing new equipment or adding a VFD to an existing paint booth, a VFD can produce substantial savings, in addition to keeping the airflow speed in your booth regulated and the pressure controlled.


aircraft paint hangar
Posted on September 17, 2019

Converting Aircraft Paint Hangars: Retrofitting or Adding a Paint Booth Insert

Adding a paint booth insert to an aircraft hangar is often simpler and quicker than converting a hangar into an environment suitable for spraying. Aside from the time savings, it also yields better airflow, cleaner air and better lighting. The end result is an improved environment for the painter, making it easier to do a high-quality paint job.


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Posted on September 12, 2019

What You Need to Know to Safely Switch from Solvent-Based to Waterborne Paint

As waterborne paint becomes mainstream in the automotive refinish industry and more common for industrial finishing applications, it is crucial to understand how it differs from solvent-based paint, as well as what you need to do to protect your facility and painters.


Posted on June 20, 2019

Integrating Infrared Curing Systems into Every Step of the Refinishing Process

Driven by a need to maximize limited floor space and reduce curing times, infrared curing has gained popularity in both prep and paint processes. Learn how to integrate REVO Accelerated Curing Systems into every step of your refinishing process.


Posted on June 12, 2019

Understanding Key Components of Paint Booth Design

Paint booths are designed to contain hazardous vapors and provide a safer, healthier environment for painters. Understanding how the components of a paint booth work and what purpose they serve are key to maximizing your spray booth’s performance.


Posted on June 06, 2019

When Should I Change My Paint Booth Filters?

Clogged or overloaded filters hinder proper airflow. This causes dust or overspray to recirculate and affect the finish of your paint job. Regularly changing spray booth filters decreases the likelihood of equipment failure. It also helps ensure your spray booth is operating efficiently and keeps the production costs of your shop low.


Posted on May 16, 2019

Understanding Paint Booth Air Replacement Requirements

Whether you are looking to purchase a new paint booth or have a current booth without an air replacement system, it is important to understand how the air that is exhausted from your paint booth is or will be replaced.


Posted on May 07, 2019

Bright Ideas to Boost Your Paint Booth Lighting

With most of the focus on increasing throughput and upgrading to the latest technology, the importance of excellent paint booth lighting is often overshadowed. It should be a high priority — as better visibility in your paint booth will help you produce a better finish.


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